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Most affordable cities

Most affordable cities

Credit: Johnny Golden

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on October 31, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 31 at 8:54 PM

There’s yet another reason to be grateful to live in Texas.

Forbes.com ranked three Texas cities among the most affordable in the country, including Austin which ranks 10th.

The study looked at cities with at least 100,000 people, then measured the cost of a basket of goods and services, including groceries, health care and transportation, housing costs and unemployment.

Here’s a look at the top ten:

1. Oklahoma City, Okla.
Cost-of-living rank: 12
Unemployment rank: 4
Housing-costs rank: 2

2. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Cost-of-living rank: 6
Unemployment rank: 15
Housing-costs rank: 1

3. Buffalo, N.Y.

Cost-of-living rank: 16
Unemployment rank: 9
Housing-costs rank: 3

4. Rochester, N.Y.

Cost-of-living rank: 25
Unemployment rank: 1
Housing-costs rank: 8

5. Nashville, Tenn

Cost-of-living rank: 3
Unemployment rank: 23
Housing-costs rank: 11

6. San Antonio

Cost-of-living rank: 19
Unemployment rank: 9
Housing-costs rank: 10

7. Houston

Cost-of-living rank: 7
Unemployment rank: 22
Housing-costs rank: 13

8. Louisville, KY

Cost-of-living rank: 2
Unemployment rank: 37
Housing-costs rank: 4

9. Birmingham, AL

Cost-of-living rank: 5
Unemployment rank: 26
Housing-costs rank: 14

10. Austin

Cost-of-living rank: 15
Unemployment rank: 6
Housing-costs rank: 25

 

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